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02-13-2016, 05:43 AM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
That's just a simple profile in the body. The K-3 has it too; it's there to allow for BIG lenses to be mounted without hitting the body/prism housing. I do notice the profile is smaller than on the K-3.
it looks from the picture like it projects outwards, not inwards, but could be a trick of the light - but it doesn't look the same as my K-3

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I think Ricoh were very much proud to own such a prestigious brand; OTOH we were asking them to be ashamed of that fact, "how dare they!". The entire issue is nonsense.
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It's only the small space at the holder for the focussing screen and we can see a small part of the screen.
It's nothing mystic 😁
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QuoteOriginally posted by ffking Quote
back LCD marginally bigger, too

You are right.
Thanks.
It was hard to find a scale for the back of K-1 & K-3.

Maybe I should delete the images?


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QuoteOriginally posted by asahi man Quote
It's only the small space at the holder for the focussing screen and we can see a small part of the screen.
It's nothing mystic ��
sorry, which comment were you referring to there?
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QuoteOriginally posted by asahi man Quote
It's nothing mystic
There is also simply nothing on any current Pentax lens in that location to connect with, I guess.
02-13-2016, 06:14 AM   #112
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
It's funny for me to read that. What did Ricoh do ? Until now, none of the products released by Ricoh since they took over Pentax, outsold the K-5. We will see if the Pentax K-1 will outsell the K-5.
it will outsell k5 which was 1700$ at time releasebut k1 is full frame and to be sell at 2000$.
so i think k1 will bring pentax brand to the next step of digital era!
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
There is also simply nothing on any current Pentax lens in that location to connect with, I guess.
Yet.

On the other hand, if these are indeed genuine pictures I am looking for the aperture coupling arm and not finding it.

There goes that faint hope, I guess. Oh well, never mind - we shall see what else this baby's got.

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QuoteOriginally posted by zmohie Quote
it will outsell k5 which was 1700$ at time releasebut k1 is full frame and to be sell at 2000$.
so i think k1 will bring pentax brand to the next step of digital era!
Pentax body prices do drop quite significantly shortly after release, at least they did so far. The K-1 may be a bit more stable. Anyway, the actual price wasn't confirmed yet, was it?
02-13-2016, 06:35 AM   #115
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I hope it's a bit more stable, I don't want to feel like I should wait or should have waited..
But then, as far as i can tell body prices are stable for quite a long time in switzerland. never paid much attention though, I do admit.
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I can't wait to see it next a k3 to get a feel for the relative size of it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Well, it depends in which country. Business practices vary from country to country. [...]
Let's just say in the Corporate world in general, not in a particular country. I feel a bit of presumptuousness from your part but i'm not here to spark a debate.


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I don't think Ricoh purchased the Pentax camera business unit because they have a good heart ! As usual, they made a deal that they thought made sense for Hoya and Ricoh.
Probably not of good heart alone, but given the time when that happened (unsure economic times, global recession, contracting markets etc) and the fact they already had an optics division (true that less developed and with less heritage) my hunch tells me, business interests aside, they also didn't want a legendary name, one of their own, go down the drain. And because they had the money to lift Pentax up from the mud, they did it. We, in the western world, where it's eat or be eaten, can't fully digest these attitudes and your slightly cynic remark with the "good heart" proves it.
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You have a long history of complaining about the Ricoh logo, so don't even try to backtrack here.

Your own words from April 2015:
"When I go out with my K-3, I show off against Canon; hey look, it's a Pentax, mine's got SR , not yours ! The thing is I kind of lose face when they see the Ricoh logo at the back of the camera. For Canon, Pentax was still to be taken seriously, but Ricoh as a camera company, not so much. "

Source: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/10-pentax-slr-lens-discussion/293644-how-...-enough-2.html

You lamely backtracked there, too, when confronted about it. The funny thing, though, is that your own comment reveals that you are concerned enough about "losing face" to imply that it is a consideration as important as the capabilities of the gear, so your actions here seem pretty much in-character.

If you were from one of the countries where "face" is a great cultural consideration, then I'd chalk it up to that. However, since your profile shows you as Austrian, simple dishonesty seems the likelier explanation here.

As others have stated in this thread, Ricoh quite literally saved a dying Pentax brand from an ignominious demise and has us talking about a FF that (hopefully) will rival the best from the major players at an insanely low price point and is already generating more buzz for the brand than has been seen in years. But god forbid they let people know about it, while still retaining the Pentax marque, which they were under no obligation to do!

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LoL, I wasn't being serious about it, but you did not get it ! Lol
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I am looking forward to hands - on user feedback. At my level of experience and talent, I'm not sure I could hang with the big dogs on this one but I'd like to grow into it ........
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QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
No dedicated movie record button...

Automatically -20 points by dpreview.

The separate video mode switch on top reduces that to -19 points!
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